Dunn leaving CUNA

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Nicholas BallasyMary Dunn, CUNA senior vice president and deputy general counsel, is departing the association next month, CU Times has learned.CUNA Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff Rich Meade said Dunn informed him and CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle that she will be leaving her current position effective April 3.CUNA’s annual Governmental Affairs Conference takes place March 8-12 in Washington. continue reading »last_img read more

Loubiere teenager fined $2700.00 for possession of cannabis and cocaine

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Loubiere teenager fined $2700.00 for possession of cannabis and cocaine by: – September 19, 2011 Share Share Tweetcenter_img Photo credit: lazytechguys.comNineteen year old Evans Charles of Loubiere was this morning fined $2700.00 on two charges of possession of Cannabis and possession of Cocaine by Magistrate Evelina Baptiste at the Magistrate’s Court in Roseau.According to the facts presented to the Court by Police Prosecutor Sergeant Nicholas Bruno, the Defendant and two others were seen on the top porch of Francis Enterprises on Friday 16th September, 2011 at about 9:30pm when Constable Yankey B and other officers of the Drug Squad Task Force were on patrol.Constable Yankey B informed the Defendant that they were going to be searched for drugs and ammunition. While conducting the search on Mr Charles, the police officer found a clear ziploc plastic bag containing what appeared to be cannabis and asked him about his findings; to which he replied ‘a little weed I have my friend that give it to me.’Constable Yankey B continued his search and found two straws and contents which appeared to be cocaine. He again questioned the Defendant about his findings but the Defendant explained that the substance did not belong to him and that his friend had given it to him when he saw the officers approaching.The Defendant was transported to the Police Headquarters in Roseau where the contents were placed into evidence bags which he signed.Mr Charles offered no objection to the facts read by the Police Prosecutor when asked by Magistrate Baptiste.In making a plea in mitigation for himself, Mr Charles told the Court, “I admit that I had the cocaine on me. I admit that I smoke marijuana. I will not do it again.”Magistrate Baptiste told the Defendant that she hoped he was speaking the truth for the benefit of himself and his community.In sentencing the Defendant, Magistrate Baptiste told him that she had considered the fact that this is his first offence and that he pleaded guilty, however she must also consider the aggravating factors in this matter.The aggravating factors being the prevalence of this type of offenses and the destructive nature of the abuse of these kinds of drugs. She also lamented the fact that the prevalence of these offenses are affecting the fabric of society; how we behave and how we conduct ourselves.Magistrate Baptiste also told Mr Charles, while he claims that the cocaine did not belong to him this is not significant, as a responsible person would ask to see what he is being given before accepting it and therefore he must accept responsibility for his bad action.On the charge of possession of Cannabis he was sentenced to pay the sum of $700.00 on or before the 28th day of February, 2012 or in default spend five months imprisonment, and on the charge of possession of cocaine he was sentenced to pay the sum of $2000.00 on or before the said 28th day of February, 2012 or in default spend six months imprisonment.Dominica Vibes News 6 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Whicker: Can the NBA survive in the ecosystem it built?

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “So, yes, this will be the longest trip,” James said Tuesday, implicitly projecting the Lakers into the Finals.How will it affect competition? Performers, at least since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, crave immediate feedback. A frenzied home crowd drives them all beyond their ambitions, at times. The really good teams use road hostility for the same purpose.The problem with the “road” is not just a foul-mouthed fan. It is the quiet time leading up to the game, the mental isolation. How does it work when everyone is a roadie?“They’re used to playing for a higher seed and getting home-court advantage,” Van Gundy said. “It will be fascinating to watch it play out.”Legend has it that a scrimmage among 1992 Dream Teamers, in Monaco, was the best game Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson ever played. It’s a legend because nobody saw it.“The teams will generate their own energy,” Jackson said. “The best in the world will show out on the court.”Baseball is struggling with autophobia as well. When the Dodgers cut a Giants lead to 5-4 in the ninth in real life, the torrential noise from all the stadium decks can drive a young pitcher from the mound by itself. And closers can no longer pump themselves up with theme songs and joyful noise on their trot to the mound.How will the coaches coach? If Team A goes on a 10-2 run, will Team B call a timeout to keep the fans at bay, or is it more likely to keep playing? How carefully will the coaches disguise their play calls? Will we think differently of certain players when we hear what they’re actually saying?“There’s something like 39 mics around the court that will pick up everything,” Van Gundy said. “It will make it easier for the other team to know what’s coming. And how will the players handle it mentally?”James says his body “completely shut down” in the spring after reaching “sixth or seventh gear,” and his engine is more combustible than most.The stars will remain stars. The others might be more questionable, but name any week of a typical NBA season, even a playoff season, that is played with uniform precision.In the end, the fans face the most adjustments. No longer can they celebrate or agonize communally. Will a Lakers win be as important, as valuable, if there’s only one pair of hands clapping?“It’s 2020,” said Javale McGee, with a shrug. “The whole world has a lot on its shoulders.”Wisely, the NBA created a new world. Now we see if it supports life as we knew it. With nearly a full season in the books, this will not be a “yeah-but” champion.“You can make the case that, if all goes as planned in the bubble, this will be the toughest championship to win,” said Mark Jackson, who analyzes ABC/ESPN games with Jeff Van Gundy. “If there’s an asterisk, maybe it should go the other way.”Say what you will about the fast test results that the privileged jocks get but no one else can. The NBA, NHL, MLS and WNBA have gone to unforeseen lengths to determine a champion and to make sure these short-term professionals do not lose a year of their careers, which are severely pro-rated.The networks assault us with this endless, pointless LeBron vs. Jordan debate, but you don’t clarify that argument if you let a virus deprive James a chance for another title at 35.The NBA is spending $150 million on the Orlando bubble itself and losing more than $1 billion in revenues atop that. A champion will be identified no later than Oct. 13. Aside from Olympic years. James never has been separated from his family like this.center_img Where were they all standing when the music stopped?The Lakers were sitting on top of both the Western Conference and the rim, knocking away shots like kings on a mountain. The Houston Rockets, also known as Smurfin’ USA, were trying to find a title by running through everyone’s legs.The Milwaukee Bucks, a fiery dumpster for so long, were setting historic standards for creating garbage time. And the Clippers had learned to win in between guest appearances by Kawhi Leonard.The music comes back on Thursday night, with the dance floor moved to Orlando, with the players comfortable but locked down nevertheless. No fans, no home courts, no long flights. Emotions must be homemade. Escape will be impossible.last_img read more

Lakers, Clippers could be among NBA teams allowed to test for coronavirus, per report

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAlready, Orlando has been granted written authorization from the Orange County (Florida) Department of Health and approval from NBA to test its players, Wojnarowski tweeted.As teams begin to open facilities for voluntary workouts, the NBA wants to avoid creating the perception that the league is needlessly using tests that might otherwise serve those at greater risk in a community. The league reportedly plans to regularly test players when the season begins in earnest.For now, teams will follow strict protocols for voluntary workouts at their facilities, including limiting the number of players permitted to four at a time, barring head or assistant coaches from participating, prohibiting group activities such as practices and scrimmages, and informing players that they’re not to use non-team facilities such as public health clubs or fitness centers.Teams also reportedly will take the temperatures of those entering facilities, according to Wojnarowski.When the NBA season was suspended March 11, the Lakers (49-14) were leading the Western Conference and the Clippers (44-20) were in second place. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers coach Frank Vogel said this week that he welcomed the gradual return of basketball.“Like the whole reopening of our country, it’s going to be done in phases,” he said. “The NBA has rolled out what the first phase looked like for us. No more than four players at a time with one coach, and there’s obviously limitations to what you can really get accomplished in that setting. However, that’s a big step from where they’ve been for the last six or seven weeks or wherever that is.”center_img Because Los Angeles is among the places where testing for the coronavirus has become readily available to at-risk health care workers, the Clippers and Lakers could be among the NBA teams that will be permitted to test every player and staff member entering their training facilities for individual workouts for the disease, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.A league source confirmed that teams opening facilities for voluntary workouts in areas where robust testing is available are expected to be allowed to administer tests to asymptomatic players and staff, as ESPN reported.As of Thursday, about 207,000 people in L.A. County had been tested for COVID-19, with 12% of them testing positive. On April 29, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti expanded access to free COVID-19 tests to any resident who wanted one — whether they live in the city or the county, and whether or nor they exhibited symptoms and whether or not their job is considered essential.The NBA reportedly has informed teams of the “limited exception” to guidelines that otherwise forbid the testing of asymptomatic individuals during the phase of players returning to practice facilities that’s getting under way in some locations. The league can approve a written authorization from a local health authority that confirms a “robust testing program in place for at-risk health care workers” in the team’s community, per ESPN.last_img read more

Amar and Rijad Maksumić compete tomorrow at the Balkans Judo Tournament

first_imgOn Saturday and Sunday, the Balkans Judo Tournament will be held in Ohrid, Macedonia and two members of Mostar club ‘Borsa’ will compete – Amar and Rijad Maksumić and they’ll present BiH at this competition.Their coach Franjo Zadro also went with them to Ohrid. The competition will host best judokas from Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Turkey, BiH and Macedonia.Members of fighting club ‘Borsa’ are also preparing for the competition which will be held in July in Turkey and also for the upcoming European Championship.(hercegovina.info)last_img read more